Soccer is a Family Affair for the Tsigos

Soccer is a Family Affair for the Tsigos

For Southside Place residents Terry and Julie Tsigos and their three children, soccer and sports are their life. The Tsigos family has been in involved with Houston Express Soccer since their oldest daughter Helena was three years old. Helena is now 11 and in the sixth grade at Annunciation Orthodox...
Elementary Students Answer the Age-Old Question: What is Love?

Elementary Students Answer the Age-Old Question: What is Love?

In honor of Valentine’s Day, West U Connections thought it would be fun to ask West U Elementary School students what, exactly, is love? The following responses are written as they were submitted, creative spelling and all. “Love is family, God, and you and me and everybody.” – Kane Davis,...
West U Resident Shares Her Love of Africa for a Good Cause

West U Resident Shares Her Love of Africa for a Good Cause

In her heart, South Africa is home for West U resident Tamsyn Fricker. She was born and raised there and she has spent most of her career sharing her love of Africa with people who love to travel. Two people will have the opportunity to experience what Tamsyn loves most...
That was Jamie: Celebrating the Life of Jamie Gilder

That was Jamie: Celebrating the Life of Jamie Gilder

In 2012 West U resident Jamie Gilder was diagnosed with colon cancer. That diagnosis did not stop Jamie and his wife Dee Dee  from volunteering to co-chair the 2013 and 2014 Flathers and Flashlights event in the city. In July of this year Jamie lost his battle with cancer, but...
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WULL to Kick Off 2015 Season with Opening Day Cermonies, Carnival

WULL to Kick Off 2015 Season with Opening Day Cermonies, Carnival

The West University Little League will kick off its 2015 Season with its Opening Day Ceremony, Carnival and Bazaar on Saturday, March 7. Thanks to the generosity of Cadence Bank, the Carnival’s Grand Sponsor, the event is free and open to the public. The Carnival will begin directly after Opening Ceremonies, from 11 a.m. to...
Father’s Love of Baseball Leads his Girls to WUSA

Father’s Love of Baseball Leads his Girls to WUSA

West University Place draws families to the community for many different reasons, but for the Monthy family it was the city’s youth sports programs. Jeremy and Wendi Monthy and their daughters Meridian and Talulah have been involved with the West University Softball Association for the last four years. Jeremy serves on the WUSA Board of...
Challenger Friendship Goes Beyond the Ballfields

Challenger Friendship Goes Beyond the Ballfields

When Challenger players and their “buddies” take to the fields or the court, friendships are made. A West U family, whose son plays in the league, bonded with a buddy and she became a part of their family. Zachary Smith is a 17-year-old athlete and sports enthusiast with Down syndrome. He plays basketball, soccer, football...
Connecting with Your Council

Connecting with Your Council

The West U Zoning and Planning Commission recently submitted to city council its recommendations for updating the city’s Commercial Zoning Code and fine tuning the zoning for two small parts of the city.  This is the culmination of more than five years of work by successive zoning and planning commissions to adapt the code for...
Connecting with Your Publisher

Connecting with Your Publisher

As we prepared for this month’s edition focusing on youth sports, I registered my youngest son for his first season playing Little League T-Ball. For me, it is like going back in time. It was 10 years ago when my older son played his first Little League season, and now a sophomore, he plays for...

WUSA to Kickoff Spring Season with Parade and Carnival

The West University Softball Association will kick off its spring season on Feb. 21 with its annual parade and carnival. The parade starts at 9 a.m., followed by the carnival on the fields of West U Elementary until 2 p.m. The event features bounce houses, face painting, fast pitch, games, confetti games, food and much...
Southside Place Resident has Forty-Two Marathons Under His Belt

Southside Place Resident has Forty-Two Marathons Under His Belt

Every year the Chevron Houston Marathon runs through West U and for the last 29 years, Southside Place resident Bob McDowell has been among the marathoners. Neighbors, friends and supporters line University Boulevard and cheer the runners on as they make their way through the 26.2 mile course. Bob’s wife always meets him at the...
A Whirlwind Romance in France Holds Strong Almost 50 Years Later

A Whirlwind Romance in France Holds Strong Almost 50 Years Later

When Dick Yehle and Mary Peyton Grubbs both decided to study abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France their junior year of college, they had no idea they would return to the States engaged and in love. In September of 1966, Dick was studying economics at Kalamazoo College and Mary Peyton was a voice major at DePauw University....
Three-hour Lunch Leads to Wedding Seven Years Later

Three-hour Lunch Leads to Wedding Seven Years Later

Seven years ago, Sean Roberts and Katie Nelson sat down for their first date at Molina’s Cantina on Buffalo Speedway. The lunch lasted three hours and was the start of their life together. This year, they will say “I do” in front of friends and family. The couple became friends their senior year of high...
Connecting with Your Council

Connecting with Your Council

Who has my vote? If you have been keeping up with West U politics, you know the city is having discussions with West University Baptist Church about swapping properties.  The city would like for WUBC to build its new Youth Center on city property now occupied by the city’s vehicle maintenance facilities so the city...